Clued in on Forensics Careers Online Forum Recap

200 of you registered and joined our first online forum held in late February designed to answer questions on what comes after graduation. We had so many great questions submitted, and of course, we weren’t able to get to them all. If you weren’t able to join, the webinar is now available to watch on-demand. […]

Working Through Change: Quality Assurance Insight on Change Orders and Life

Today’s blog is written by guest blogger, Erin Schuster, Quality Specialist at Promega. Reposted from the Promega Connections blog with permission.   Change is not easy. It can be challenging and even frustrating at times. Yet, the outcome of change can be incredibly beneficial and rewarding. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of […]

How To Reopen Your Lab With Sustainability In Mind

Today’s blog is written by Jordan Villanueva, a Senior Science Writer at Promega. Reposted from the Promega Connections blog with permission.   If you’re preparing to return to the lab for the first time in months, there’s never been a better time to make your lab more sustainable. Earlier this year, the COVID-19 pandemic forced […]

How to Start Writing a Scientific Manuscript

Today’s blog is adapted from a presentation by Danette Daniels, PhD, in our webinar “Writing About Science: Tips and Tricks for Communicating Your Research.” Reposted from the Promega Connections blog with permission.   As scientists, we can do science forever. The beauty about science is that the questions never end – we can keep asking, […]

Working from Home: Finding Productivity in this New Normal

Reposted from the Promega Connections blog with permission.   During this time of adjusting to a new normal, one of the most difficult things that I have had to get used to is being productive in my own home. Work from home (WFH) days are embraced by some people and not by others. For me, […]

PhDs: From Distressing to De-Stressing

When I searched for the origin of the word “stress”, I found that it is partially taken from an old French word “estresse”, that is narrowness and oppression. If I add the word “PhD” along with “stress”, hundreds if not thousands of articles, blogs and surveys pop-up discussing the effect of stress on PhD students. […]

What Advice Do You Have For Those Just Starting Out in Forensics?

Maybe you’ve just graduated and are looking for your first job in forensics, or maybe you’re just starting work as an analyst. Either way, trying to find your footing can be tough. That’s why we’ve asked our ISHI 30 speakers to share some pearls of wisdom for those just starting out in the field of […]

Shifting Lab Culture HPO Style: An Interview with Ross Capps

Each year, Promega hosts workshops across the United States called Tech Tours, where speakers from various labs and organizations in the forensic community are brought in to discuss and share latest advancements in STR analysis and the forensics workflow.   Last year at the Tech Tours, Ross Capps, Lab Director at the Johnson County Sheriff’s […]

Preparing for Expert Witness Testimony on Probabilistic Genotyping

With approximately half the forensic laboratories in the United States either using a probabilistic genotyping system or in some stage of implementation, cases processed using this method are now making their way through the court systems. Additionally, probabilistic genotyping has been used at the international level for nearly a decade. As you (as a scientist) make […]